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Install Centos 6.5

Initial System Setup

You MUST run all of these commands as the root user!

You MUST disable selinux.  selinux can cause strange behavior during the install

Disable selinux

In /etc/sysconfig/selinux , change the following lines:

sed -i 's/\(^SELINUX=\).*/\SELINUX=disabled/' /etc/sysconfig/selinux

reboot, and verify the selinux status by running 'sestatus'. It should say:

SELinux status: disabled

Update Your System

yum -y update
yum groupinstall core
yum groupinstall base

Install Additional Required Dependencies

yum install gcc gcc-c++ lynx bison mysql-devel mysql-server php php-mysql php-pear php-mbstring tftp-server httpd make ncurses-devel libtermcap-devel sendmail sendmail-cf caching-nameserver sox newt-devel libxml2-devel libtiff-devel audiofile-devel gtk2-devel subversion kernel-devel git subversion kernel-devel php-process crontabs cronie cronie-anacron wget vim php-xml uuid-devel libtool sqlite-devel unixODBC mysql-connector-odbc

IPTables

Keeping IPTables turned off indefinitely is strongly discouraged. You will incur the wrath of high fees and hackers

You must disable the default iptables.  You can re-enable it later, once you have made the appropriate changes.  Information on iptables can be found with a quick Google search.  If iptables is left running, it will (at very least) block you from accessing the web interface.
 

See the current status:   

chkconfig iptables --list

Disable iptables:

chkconfig --level 0123456 iptables off

Stop the service (this skips rebooting again):

service iptables stop

Auto Start MySQL

You must have mysql running for freepbx to operate normally.  You need to set it to start at boot time. with the following command:

chkconfig --level 345 mysqld on 

Then start mysqld if you don't plan on rebooting during the installation phase:

service mysqld start

Auto Start Apache

You will want Apache running, so you can access the FreePBX admin interface,  You need to set it to start at boot time. with the following command:

chkconfig --level 345 httpd on 

Then start apache if you don't plan on rebooting during the installation phase:

service httpd start

Install PearDB

pear channel-update pear.php.net
pear install db-1.7.14

You may receive a warning:

WARNING: "pear/DB" is deprecated in favor of "pear/MDB2"

At this time it is safe to ignore that message

Reboot server

reboot

Install Dependencies for Google Voice (If needed/wanted)

Install iksemel

cd /usr/src
wget https://iksemel.googlecode.com/files/iksemel-1.4.tar.gz
tar xf iksemel-*.tar.gz
cd iksemel-*
./configure
make
make install

Add the Asterisk User

adduser asterisk -M -c "Asterisk User"

Install and Configure Asterisk

Download Asterisk source files.

cd /usr/src
wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/dahdi-linux-complete/dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz
wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/libpri/libpri-current.tar.gz
wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/asterisk-13-current.tar.gz
git clone https://github.com/akheron/jansson.git
wget http://www.pjsip.org/release/2.2.1/pjproject-2.2.1.tar.bz2

Compile and install DAHDI and LibPRI

If you don't have any physical hardware you don't need to run these commands, however, it is still suggested to compile the modules, to allow you to add hardware later.

cd /usr/src
tar xvfz dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz
tar xvfz libpri-current.tar.gz
rm -f dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz libpri-current.tar.gz
cd dahdi-linux-complete-*
make all
make install 
make config
cd /usr/src/libpri-*
make
make install

Compile and install pjproject

If you are doing this on a 64 bit system, please note that you MUST set the following during configure:

--libdir=/usr/lib64
cd /usr/src
tar -xjvf pjproject-2.2.1.tar.bz2
cd pjproject-2.2.1
CFLAGS='-DPJ_HAS_IPV6=1' ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --disable-sound\
  --disable-resample --disable-video --disable-opencore-amr --libdir=/usr/lib64
make dep
make
make install

Compile and Install jansson

If you are doing this on a 64 bit system, please note that you MUST set the following during configure:

--libdir=/usr/lib64
cd /usr/src/jansson
autoreconf -i
./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64
make
make install

Compile and install Asterisk

If you are doing this on a 64 bit system, please note that you MUST set the following during configure:

--libdir=/usr/lib64
cd /usr/src
tar xvfz asterisk-13-current.tar.gz
rm -f asterisk-13-current.tar.gz
cd asterisk-*
contrib/scripts/install_prereq install
./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64
contrib/scripts/get_mp3_source.sh
make menuselect

You will be prompted at the point to pick which modules to build. Most of them will be enabled, but if you want to have MP3 support, you need to manually turn on 'format_mp3' on the first page.

After selecting 'Save & Exit' you can then continue

make
make install
make config
ldconfig

Install Asterisk-Extra-Sounds

Note that this installs the (8khz) 'wav' soundfiles and G722 (High Definition 'Wideband') audio.

mkdir -p /var/lib/asterisk/sounds
cd /var/lib/asterisk/sounds
wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/sounds/asterisk-extra-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz
tar xfz asterisk-extra-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz
rm -f asterisk-extra-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz
# Wideband Audio download 
wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/sounds/asterisk-extra-sounds-en-g722-current.tar.gz
tar xfz asterisk-extra-sounds-en-g722-current.tar.gz
rm -f asterisk-extra-sounds-en-g722-current.tar.gz

Install and Configure FreePBX

Download and extract FreePBX.

cd /usr/src
wget http://mirror.freepbx.org/modules/packages/freepbx/freepbx-12.0-latest.tgz
tar vxfz freepbx-12-latest.tgz

Set ownership permissions.

chown asterisk. /var/run/asterisk
chown -R asterisk. /etc/asterisk
chown -R asterisk. /var/{lib,log,spool}/asterisk
chown -R asterisk. /usr/lib/asterisk
chown -R asterisk. /usr/lib64/asterisk
mkdir /var/www/html
chown -R asterisk. /var/www/

A few small modifications to Apache.

sed -i 's/\(^upload_max_filesize = \).*/\120M/' /etc/php.ini
cp /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf_orig
sed -i 's/^\(User\|Group\).*/\1 asterisk/' /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
service httpd restart

Configure Asterisk database in MYSQL. 

cd /usr/src/freepbx
export ASTERISK_DB_PW=amp109
mysqladmin -u root create asterisk 
mysqladmin -u root create asteriskcdrdb 

Set permissions on MYSQL database.

mysql -u root -e "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON asterisk.* TO asteriskuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '${ASTERISK_DB_PW}';"
mysql -u root -e "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON asteriskcdrdb.* TO asteriskuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '${ASTERISK_DB_PW}';"
mysql -u root -e "flush privileges;"

Restart Asterisk and install FreePBX.

cd /usr/src/freepbx
./start_asterisk start
./install_amp --installdb --username=asteriskuser --password=${ASTERISK_DB_PW}
amportal chown
amportal a ma installall
amportal a reload
amportal a ma refreshsignatures
amportal chown

If you see an error about "Uncaught exception 'RuntimeException' with message 'gpg took too long to run.'" it is safe to run "amportal a ma installall" again.

Finally, one last mod and start FreePBX.

ln -s /var/lib/asterisk/moh /var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3
amportal restart

Start FreePBX

Navigate: 

http://yourlocalipaddress/html or if you prefer http://localhost/admin

Install and Setup Commercial Modules

Enable the FreePBX Commercial yum repos

wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ -N http://yum.schmoozecom.net/schmooze-commercial/schmooze-commercial.repo

yum clean all to clean out yum cache so it will find out new RPMs

yum clean all

yum install needed RPMs for Commercial Modules

yum -y install php-5.3-zend-guard-loader sysadmin fail2ban incron ImageMagick

Restart Apache and Install Sysadmin

service httpd restart
amportal a ma download sysadmin
amportal a ma install sysadmin

For Further information see: Installation on CentOS and RHEL based systems

20 Comments

  1. CDR not working...

    The database asteriskcdrdb is clear. 

    There is no other error in FreePBX.

    I have done the entire procedure three times. In all the CDR does not work.

    thanks!

    1. Please use the forms for any questions. In terms of CDR you have to setup ODBC which is not documented in this tutorial.

      1. Sorry. I will look this up. Thank you!

    2. I fiddled with this a bit without knowing a huge amount about what was going on with the adaptive CDRs.  Apparently just writing to mySQL is being deprecated, and adaptive CDR is what you want. Who knew.  Anyway: I had to install the mysql connector to ODBC:

      yum install mysql-connector-odbc

      Then, I made the /etc/odbc.ini file to point to the database that the instructions had created:

      [root@pbx asterisk]# cat /etc/odbc.ini

      #
      # ODBC connection to CDR database
      #
      [MySQL-asteriskcdrdb]
      description     = MySQL-asteriskcdrdb
      Trace           = Off
      TraceFile       = stderr
      Driver          = MySQL
      SERVER          = localhost
      PORT            = 3306
      DATABASE        = asteriskcdrdb
      #
      socket          = /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
      option          = 3

       

      You can test that you have gotten this far with isql:

      isql MySQL-asteriskcdrdb asteriskuser <thepasswordyoupicked-which-might-be-amp109>

      SQL>

      Type "help" and if you see the cdr (call data records) and cel (channel event logs) databases, then you're pretty far along.

      There was no /etc/asterisk/cdr_adaptive_odbc.conf created, so I created one:

      [asteriskcdrdb]
      connection=asteriskcdrdb
      loguniqueid=yes
      table=cdr
      alias start => calldate

      Then a restart and a CLI> cdr show status and an example call showed that it was all working.

      This seems to be the minimum steps needed, at least for me.

      1. thanks for this, CDR works!

  2. Hello FreePBX junkies (smile)

    I am trying to install FreePBX 12 on my CentOS 6.6 minimal installation, but I have encountered a problem (see below). Is this a "normal" error that can be ignored?

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Checking for upgrades..No further upgrades necessary
    PHP Notice: Undefined variable: db in /usr/src/freepbx/amp_conf/htdocs/admin/libraries/cronmanager.class.php on line 92
    ..OK

  3. Tried twice, and I got this issue at the end of amportal a ma installall

     

    /var/lib/asterisk/bin/freepbx_engine: line 734: syntax error near unexpected token `('

    /var/lib/asterisk/bin/freepbx_engine: line 734: `           Usermanager Specific Operations (requires root) (Type 'amportal a userman' to see more)'

    Any ideas?

    1. You arent running it as the root user.

      1. Close. It was selinux.

        Thanks for the quick reply though

  4. Help needed, suggestions or pointers.

    New VPS Centos 6.5

    Im getting on the install and compila asterisk part.

    --> Finished Dependency Resolution

    Error: Package: libffado-2.1.0-4.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)

    Error: Package: spandsp-0.0.6-0.10.pre21.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libtiff.so.5()(64bit)

    Error: Package: iksemel-1.4-6.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libgnutls.so.28()(64bit)

    Error: Package: pjproject-2.3-6.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)

    Error: Package: jack-audio-connection-kit-1.9.9.5-4.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)

    Error: Package: libffado-2.1.0-4.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libconfig++.so.9()(64bit)

    Error: Package: spandsp-0.0.6-0.10.pre21.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit)

    Error: Package: libxml++-2.37.1-1.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)

    Error: Package: jack-audio-connection-kit-1.9.9.5-4.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libopus.so.0()(64bit)

    Error: Package: freetds-0.91-12.git0a42888.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libgnutls.so.28(GNUTLS_1_4)(64bit)

    Error: Package: iksemel-1.4-6.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libgnutls.so.28(GNUTLS_1_4)(64bit)

    Error: Package: freetds-0.91-12.git0a42888.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libgnutls.so.28()(64bit)

    Error: Package: spandsp-0.0.6-0.10.pre21.el7.x86_64 (epel)

               Requires: libtiff.so.5(LIBTIFF_4.0)(64bit)

     You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem

     You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest


    please advice

  5. I think there's a missing step right before Install and Configure FreePBX. When you follow the instructions as they're written now, FreePBX gets downloaded to the /var/lib/asterisk/sounds directory when it should go to /usr/src/

    Maybe add cd /usr/src/ as the first step in installing FreePBX?

  6. I ran into some error messages during the installation following the script, It should be updated in favor of accuracy if possible.

    Some of them still unsolved.

    I could not install Digium Add-on Modules

    Module digiumaddoninstaller successfully downloaded

    This Module Requires The Digium RPM to be installed (php-digium_register-3.0.5-1_centos6.i686.rpm). Please see this page for more information: <a target="_blank" href="http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/F2/Digium+Addons">http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/F2/Digium+Addons</a>Unable to install module digiumaddoninstaller:

     - Failed to run installation scripts

    The part of CDR that is out of this tutorial could be included. It would help a lot.

    I used Joel Snyder tips to install it

    Libgnutls also did not install, as this is only for Google Voice I believe it is safe to ignore it.

    checking for libgnutls-config... no

    checking for libgnutls - version >= 0.1.0... no

    *** The libgnutls-config script installed by LIBGNUTLS could not be found

    *** If LIBGNUTLS was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in

    *** your path, or set the LIBGNUTLS_CONFIG environment variable to the

    *** full path to libgnutls-config.

    .htaccess files were disabled

    I used other reference and I believe it would be great to have it in the tutorial as well

    Webserver Overrides

    Last but not least, when installing the freepbx with the command line (I had to run it twice, first time failed)

    ./install_amp --installdb --username=asteriskuser --password=${ASTERISK_DB_PW}

    it gave me several error messages, probably the tutorial is out dated.

    PHP Notice:  Undefined variable: db in /var/www/html/admin/libraries/cronmanager.class.php on line 92

    ...

    and a few lines of

    PHP Warning:  file_put_contents(/var/log/asterisk/freepbx.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/html/admin/libraries/utility.functions.php on line 112

    Despite the erros mentioned above it seems the installation got thru but my concerns are what can be done to fix all of that.

    Thanks guys. I am a big fan of freepbx, and I miss the times we had the script to convert new installations into official Distro.

     

    BR,



  7. everything went fine until.. 

    [centos@ip-172-31-5-132 freepbx]$ sudo amportal chown

    sudo: amportal: command not found

    [centos@ip-172-31-5-132 freepbx]$ 

    any ideas??

    Thanks!

  8. Yes.

    Copy /usr/bin/freepbx-12xxx/amp_conf/sbin/amportal to /usr/bin and /usr/sbin

    Then do a chmod +x on those files, and do a amportal a ma refreshsignatures

    P,

    Developer City - dcorp.co

  9. Added the unixODBC mysql-connector-odbc packages to the "Install Additional Required Dependencies" section for connecting to the CDR database via adaptive CDR.

  10. hello, i am new here in freepbx i hope you can help me with my queries.

    I placed my freepbx server in the cloud (aws to be particular) and did installed in CentOS 6.5. I used this page as my guide in installation and finished it cleanly. It so happened when I logged to my gui,  I received an error 500.  and when I do the "amportal a ma install" i received now an error which is 

    Setting operator panel web root and enabling dev state....<br>Done<br>Setting callevents = yes....<br>Creating client symlink....<br>Done<br>Enabling voicemail box polling<br/>PHP Fatal error:  Call to a member function send_request() on a non-object in /var/www/html/admin/libraries/BMO/Codecs.class.php on line 0

    I appreciate your big help.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Nica Gomez

     

     

     


  11. Hello Guys  , here is a video on youtube that cover the setup above 

    i hope it help you .


     

  12. sh-4.1$ sudo ./install_amp --installdb --username=asteriskuser --password=${ASTERISK_DB_PW}

    Checking for PEAR DB..FAILED

    [FATAL] PEAR must be installed (requires DB.php). Include path: .:/usr/local/php/pear


    But when I try to install pera DB It showa following error.


    sh-4.1$ sudo pear install DB
    No releases available for package "pear.php.net/DB"
    install failed

     

    I already have pear installed

     

    sh-4.1$ pear version

    PEAR Version: 1.9.4

    PHP Version: 5.3.3

    Zend Engine Version: 2.3.0

    Running on: Linux dktp-lab-29 2.6.32-642.13.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jan 11 20:56:24 UTC 2017 x86_64

     

     Still It is showing the error

     

    How to resolve this error? I have been trying to solve this since last 2 days. Any help will greatly be appreciated.

     

     

     

  13. I am using php 5.6  and centos 6.8

    I could not install Digium Add-on Modules

    Module digiumaddoninstaller successfully downloaded

    This Module Requires The Digium RPM to be installed (php-digium_register-3.0.5-1_centos6.i686.rpm). Please see this page for more information: <a target="_blank" href="http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/F2/Digium+Addons">http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/F2/Digium+Addons</a>Unable to install module digiumaddoninstaller:

     

    please help about this problem